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 Post subject: Heir to the Jedi
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so I finished this one.... I have mixed feelings about it..... I wasn't completely in love with the whole Luke first person perspective..... It just made the whole story feel so one sided.... I kinda felt the story was a little uneven at times as well, and lost focus a bit..... it's also hard to read stuff about Luke learning the force for me now..... after watching the clone wars, and finally getting a good version of what that era was like and what the jedi were really like, I just am constantly think about how wrong the way Luke is going about things, and how much he doesn't even have a clue he doesn't know about...... it's really kinda depowered his character for me..... alhtough I was never the biggest Luke fan to begin with......

I will admit, it did get interesting for a second at the end, when I was hoping this was going one direction but instead went another.....

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I've read it and don't remember it at all.

Says a lot...

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 Post subject: Re: Heir to the Jedi
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Maidel wrote:
I've read it and don't remember it at all.

Says a lot...


it just came out in the last year... are we talking about the same book....

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Yes.

I have it in my 'listened to' section on audible.

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My gf is doing the SWRO with me, and she's gonna do audio books. I'm going to read them. This one book aside, do you feel you get the same thing out of audio books?
We used them in high school, and I never much enjoyed them. I always read ahead.

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For me it's a matter of time.

I'm in my car on average 3 hours a day driving between appointments and I work from home for about 4 hours every day (crazy that I'm actually only in jobs for about 2 hours of the day, talk about terrible efficiency...)

So that's 7 hours a day to fill with 'noise' to stop me from going bonkers.

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I can see how it would save time, I guess it's just me. I can be listening to a song I love while driving, and my mind will still switch to autopilot, I'll stop focusing on the song and everything else, and ten minutes later wonder where that song went. It's an effort for me to focus. Comics are great because you have words and pictures which stimulate my mind more.
It's been so long since I've read a novel (for the past few years it's just been text books), that I told my dad I'm going to have to relearn how to read. I'm going to have to learn to not skim like I do my text books, and to revitalize my imagination so I can picture what's being described.

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Maidel wrote:
For me it's a matter of time.

I'm in my car on average 3 hours a day driving between appointments and I work from home for about 4 hours every day (crazy that I'm actually only in jobs for about 2 hours of the day, talk about terrible efficiency...)

So that's 7 hours a day to fill with 'noise' to stop me from going bonkers.


I do the same, but with podcast and lectures, not audio books.

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tstarnes wrote:
Maidel wrote:
For me it's a matter of time.

I'm in my car on average 3 hours a day driving between appointments and I work from home for about 4 hours every day (crazy that I'm actually only in jobs for about 2 hours of the day, talk about terrible efficiency...)

So that's 7 hours a day to fill with 'noise' to stop me from going bonkers.


I do the same, but with podcast and lectures, not audio books.


When you work out 7 hrs* 5 days * 48 working weeks that's 1600+ hours every year. So it's a combination of audiobooks, music, podcasts, radio... I don't have the money for over 100 audiobooks each year (and frankly there aren't that many I'm interested in!)

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I finished this book last night.

I have to say, I ended up really enjoying. I felt it added more to Luke's character by giving us that first person perspective. I see no depowering ... Just growth from his annoying farm boy bs.

However, I do agree that this novel had no idea what it wanted to be. It went from boring errand runs, to horror story, to secret agent Skywalker. It was weird ... But interesting.

And that ending. That was a solid end for Luke's first real steps in becoming a Jedi. It was pleasant.

But, man, did it suck in the beginning.

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